Our local host, Wits Journalism, has identified a number of quality hotels in the city and negotiated discounts for attendees. Available group booking codes are listed in descriptions of the hotels below. We expect heavy attendance and rooms will fill up, so book early if you can.
Southern Sun Hyde Park Sandton (4 stars)
Southern Sun Hyde Park hotel’s 132 deluxe rooms feature a range of amenities, including iPod docks, DVD players, mini bars, and in-room tea and coffee facilities. The hotel has 318 bedrooms consisting of standard single rooms, sharing/double rooms, deluxe rooms, a few suites, and some wheelchair access rooms.
Guests can also make use of the convenient 18-hour room service, porter service, and wake-up call facility. The hotel is walking distance of the Rosebank Mall and the African Craft Market that offers visiting guests a wide array of shopping and dining options. Prices start from US$140 (R1,800) per night.
Participants can reserve rooms at Hyde Park with a discounted rate at this link. The discounted rate of R1,600 (USD119) per night, valid for bookings made before October 15th, is only available for 60 rooms and for arrivals on November 14th and departures up to November 20th. For queries, guests can contact the hotel at SSHydePark.Reservations@tsogosun.com.
Tel: +27 11 341 8080
Bed & Breakfast at the Wedgwood (4 stars)
Bed and Breakfast at The Wedgwood is located in the charming central suburb, Melville, Johannesburg, in a quaint street walking distance from an array of restaurants, galleries, antique shops, boutiques and gift shops. It has 17 spacious guest rooms, spread over four charming properties.
The Bed and Breakfast is easily accessible to and from all the major highways, Witwatersrand University, Rosebank Shopping Centre, Park Town and tourist attractions in and around Johannesburg.
Participants must email admin@thewedgwood.
Tel: + 27 83 266 5846
75A Second Avenue
Sunnyside Park Hotel (4 stars)
Sunnyside Park Hotel, with surrounding landscaped gardens, is situated in Historical Parktown, a leafy suburb in Johannesburg. It offers the peace and quiet of the countryside with the convenience of the Central Business Districts of Johannesburg and Sandton not too far away.
Nearby attractions include: Constitution Hill, Diamond cutting works, Historical Homes, Shopping Malls, Botanical Gardens to name but a few. The outsourced Transport Desk can assist with Transport to any local destination including excursions.
Participants must email Louisa at Sauvage.firstname.lastname@example.org to qualify for the group booking discount at R1070 (USD80) per night.
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Crowne Plaza Johannesburg-The Rosebank is a modern and stylish hotel in a good location for business and leisure travel. It is just two blocks from the Rosebank Gautrain station, 30 minutes drive from O.R.Tambo International Airport and a short drive from Wits University.
The hotel is in walking distance of the Rosebank Mall and the African Craft Market that offers visiting guests a wide array of shopping and dining options. The hotel has 318 bedrooms consisting of standard single rooms, sharing/double rooms, deluxe rooms, a few suites, and some wheelchair access rooms.
SEPTEMBER 14 UPDATE: This hotel is fully booked.
Tel: 011 448 3600
0A Tyrwhitt Ave,
Protea Hotel Johannesburg is situated within walking distance from the Nelson Mandela Theater and just a five-minute drive to Wits University. There is complimentary Wi-Fi and free local shuttle service.
Each of the hotel’s 300 modern, one-bedroom suites features a separate lounge, bedroom, bathroom, service area, work desk, and balcony. Prices start from US$106 (R1,400) per night. Discounted rates available for Mariott Rewards members and advanced purchase.
Participants must email email@example.com and mention the code 948454 in your email to qualify for the group booking discount at R1,220 (USD93) per night, including breakfast and tax.
Tel: 011 403 5740
120 De Korte Street,
SOLD OUT — Garden Court Milpark (3 stars)
A modern, bright, and contemporary hotel within the academic precinct of Johannesburg, the Garden Court Milpark is near many of the city’s local attractions and hot spots.
Located a seven-minute drive from Wits University and only 30 minutes from O.R Tambo International Airport, this is a comfortable and affordable option. Garden Court Milpark Hotel has 251 en-suite rooms, with working desk, king or two double beds, and complimentary WiFi. Prices start from R1,317 ( US$100) per night. We have negotiated a group deal for 100 rooms at R1,200 (US$92.50) per night, inclusive of bed & breakfast and tax.
Participants can book online at this link, no booking code needed. When selecting dates within Nov 13 to 23, the website will show “Journalism Conference at Wits” discounted rate option for you to choose.
Tel: 010 219 1000
Cnr. Empire and Owl Streets